Finance 101 - Investing is like Cooking

Posted: 28 Jan 2012 | coaching, finance, investing, unit trusts, future, financial, cooking

Imagine you were going to have a gathering and you needed to cook for your guests. How would you go about preparing the meal? This is how some people I know will do it.

They will first go to the market and look at for the freshest vegetables to buy, the best cuts of meat to get, and the spices that smell nicest. They bring all these home, dig out a recipe book and then try to figure out what kind...



Career Coaching for Jaq - part 3

Posted: 27 Jan 2012 | motivation, thought for today, career coaching, jaq

... ... continue from part 2

Jaq is now a Project Manager. She is now responsible of the successful completion of the project. Her responsibilities include managing the schedule, budget, and scope of works. She coordinates the deployment of new versions of applications amongst the many programmers, technicians and engineers. She is the main focal point for lead project manager from HQ.

Using self-designed strategies to handle office politics, Jaq had been coping well with her new responsibilities...



Thought for Today #10

Posted: 26 Jan 2012 | motivation, thought for today, what do you want to be known for, something, anything, everything

"Do you want to be known for Something, Anything or Everything?"

-Thought for Today

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Thought for Today #9

Posted: 25 Jan 2012 | motivation, thought for today, open mind, parachute, work best

"Minds are like parachutes;

they work best when open." by Lord Thomas Dewar

- Thought for Today

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Career Coaching for Jaq - part 2

Posted: 24 Jan 2012 | motivation, thought for today, career coaching, jaq

... ... continue from part 1

As a team leader, Jaq performed well. Her team of four delivered the modules on time and in good quality. The regional roll-out was a great success with great thanks to Jaq and her team. This led to public recognition for Jaq by HQ.

As a management trainee who performed well in this project, Jaq was presented with several options for career advancement.

1. Go to U.S....



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